The Fox School maintains a distinguished tradition of educating the nation’s finest risk, insurance, actuarial, and healthcare systems professionals. With over 700 students and 21 full-time faculty, the Department of Risk, Insurance and Healthcare Management (RIHM) is the largest of its kind in the world.
The department offers both undergraduate (BBA) and graduate (MS, MBA and PhD) degrees in each of the three program areas: Actuarial Science, Healthcare Management, and Risk Management and Insurance.
Today’s global economy requires executive decision makers who are able to handle the growing responsibilities of managing the total risk of the firm in a multi-national setting. The RIHM faculty is committed teachers and scholars, recognized both nationally and internationally for curriculum development and research excellence.
Disciplines & Programs
Choose the Area of Study That is Right for YouRisk, Insurance and Healthcare Management prepares students to be leaders. Guided by a faculty of outstanding educators and professionals, students learn to adopt and apply industry best practices to theories and methods of these fields.Explore the programs in these unique disciplines that will set you apart—and get you ahead.
Advance Business Through ResearchThe Department of Risk, Insurance and Healthcare Management faculty are nationally and internationally recognized authorities in their respective fields. They have authored numerous texts and study manuals, published extensively in prestigious academic and professional journals, and been recognized by awards for teaching and research excellence.Key research themes include:
- Macro-level market concerts in insurance and healthcare
- Decision theory and behavioral consumer theory
- Healthcare demand
- Public policy and regulation
- International business
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|Research Interests:||Longevity Risk Management, Systemic Risk and Financial Stability, Insurance Economics, and Corporate Risk Management|
Dr. Hua Chen is an Associate Professor of Risk, Insurance and Healthcare Management. He received his Ph.D. degree in Risk Management and Insurance from Georgia State University. His current research interests include longevity risk management, systemic risk and financial stability, insurance economics, and corporate risk management.
Dr. Chen has publications in top tier journals in risk management, insurance and actuarial science, including the Journal of Risk and Insurance, Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, and the North American Actuarial Journal. Dr. Chen serves as the faculty advisor for the Ph.D. program in Risk Management and Insurance. He is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Insurance Issues and serves on the editorial boards of other two journals: Risks and the Journal of Risk & Control
- Adam W. Shao, Hua Chen, and Michael Sherris (forthcoming). To Borrow or Insure? Long Term Care Costs and the Impact of Housing, Insurance: Mathematics and Economics.
- Chen, Hua, J. David Cummins, Tao Sun, Mary A. Weiss (forthcoming). The Reinsurance Network Among U.S. Property-Casualty Insurers: Microstructure, Insolvency Risk, and Contagion, Journal of Risk and Insurance.
- Chen, Hua, Richard D. MacMinn and Tao Sun (2017). Mortality Dependence and Longevity Bond Pricing: A Dynamic Factor Copula with the GAS Structure, Journal of Risk and Insurance, 84: 393-415, April 2017.
- Chen, Hua, Richard D. MacMinn and Tao Sun. Multi-population Mortality Models: A Factor Copula Approach. Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, 63: 135-146, July 2015.
- Chen, Hua, Wen-Yen Hsu and Mary A. Weiss. The Pension Option in Labor Insurance and Its Effect on Household Saving and Consumption: Evidence from Taiwan, Journal of Risk and Insurance, 82 (4): 947-975, December 2015.
- Chen, Hua, J. David Cummins, Krupa S. Viswanathan and Mary A. Weiss (2014). Systemic Risk and the Inter-Connectedness between Banks and Insurers: An Econometric Analysis, Journal of Risk and Insurance, 81(3): 623-652.
- Alai, H. Daniel, Hua Chen, Daniel Cho, Katja Hanewald and Michael Sherris (2014). Developing Equity Release Markets: Risk Analysis for Reverse Mortgage and Home Reversion, North American Actuarial Journal, 18(1): 217-241.
- Chen, Hua (2014). A Family of Mortality Jump Models Applied to U.S. Data, Asia-Pacific Journal of Risk and Insurance, 8(1):105-122.
- Chen, Hua, Michael Sherris, Tao Sun and Wenge Zhu (2013). Living with Ambiguity: Pricing Mortality-linked Securities with Smooth Ambiguity Preferences, Journal of Risk and Insurance, 80(3): 705-732
- Chen, Hua and Reza S. Mahani (2012). Optimal Demand for Insurance with Consumption Commitments, Asia-Pacific Journal of Risk and Insurance, 6(2):1-24.
- Chen, Hua, Samuel H. Cox and Shaun S. Wang (2010). Is the Home Equity Conversion Program in the United States Sustainable? Evidence from Pricing Mortgage Insurance Premiums and Non-Recourse Provisions Using the Conditional Esscher Transform, Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, 46(2): 371-384.
- Chen, Hua and J. David Cummins (2010). Longevity Bond Premiums: the Extreme Value Approach and Risk Cubic Pricing, Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, 46(1): 150-161.
- Chen, Hua and Samuel H. Cox (2009). Modeling Mortality with Jumps: Applications to Mortality Securitization, Journal of Risk and Insurance, 76(3): 727-751.
- Chen, Hua and Samuel H. Cox (2009). An Option-Based Operational Risk Management Model for Pandemics, North American Actuarial Journal, 13(1): 54-76.
- Fox School of Business Research Roundtable Member, Temple University (2016)
- Dean’s Research Honor Roll, Temple University (2015)
- Outstanding Professor of the Year in the M.S. Program in Actuarial Science, Temple University (2014)
- Award for High Achievement in Sponsored Research, Temple University (2013)
- Dean’s Research Honor Roll, Temple University (2011)
- Junior Scholar Award, the Asia-Pacific Risk and Insurance Association (2009)
Fox School of Business, Temple University
- International Risk Management (Undergraduate)
- Advanced Theory of Interest (Undergraduate/Graduate)
- Theory of Interest (Undergraduate/Graduate)
- Actuarial Modeling II (Undergraduate/Graduate)
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Benjamin Collier is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Risk, Insurance, and Healthcare Management in the Fox School of Business at Temple University and a Research Fellow in the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in its Risk Management and Decision Processes Center. His research examines how households and firms manage severe climate risks. His recent projects analyze households’ insurance contract decisions in the U.S. National Flood Insurance Program, the effects of Hurricane Sandy on the finances of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the New York area, and the consequences of natural disasters for SME credit markets in developing and emerging economies.
Among other outlets, Collier has published in the Journal of Risk and Insurance and Harvard Business Review. He has been quoted and his research cited in the Wall Street Journal, Business Insurance, and the Actuarial Review. He received the Outstanding Dissertation Award for his work on credit access in communities vulnerable to El Niño related flooding in Peru from the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, which selects annually from all dissertations in agricultural and applied economics in the U.S. He is a member of the Risk Theory Society.
Please also visit his website: blcollier.com
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|Research Interests:||Insurance Economics; Financial Risk Management; Productivity and Efficiency; and Securitization|
Dr. J. David Cummins is the Joseph E. Boettner Professor of Risk Management, Insurance and Financial Institutions. He also serves as the Director of the Advanta Center for Financial Institutions, and as a member of the Research Roundtable.
Dr. Cummins is a prolific author. In a recent academic research article in the Journal of Risk and Insurance that analyzed the relative contributions to the field of risk, insurance and financial institutions of all scholars, Dr. Cummins was recognized as the Premier (#1) researcher in this discipline in the world.
Dr. Cummins’ research focuses on insurance economics; financial risk management; productivity and efficiency; and securitization. During his career, Dr. Cummins has written 85 articles in academic journals. He has published numerous articles in the premier Risk and Insurance journals, including: the Journal of Risk and Insurance, Geneva Papers, North American Actuarial Review, and Insurance, Mathematics and Economics. Apart from Insurance journals, he has also published in many premier journals in Finance and Economics, such as: The Journal of Banking and Finance, The Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, The Journal of Monetary Economics, The Journal of Financial Economics, The Journal of Law and Economics, Management Science, The Journal of Business, The Journal of Economic Perspectives, Econometrica, Economic Letters, The Bell Journal, Federal Reserve Bank Reviews and the Brookings Papers.
Furthermore, he has authored, coauthored, edited and co-edited a total of sixteen books. He has authored and coauthored a total of thirty-four chapters in books and monographs.
In terms of teaching, Dr. Cummins’ greatest contributions have been in the doctoral area. He has chaired 41 doctoral dissertations and is currently chairing 11 students.
Dr. Cummins is also extremely active in his profession. He has organized many conferences, and has been a panelist, discussant, moderator, and chair of many sessions in Risk and Insurance conferences. He is currently the co-editor of the Journal of Banking and Finance, which is a premier journal in the field. Also, he is the Associate Editor of eight journals in Risk & Insurance and Finance.
Additionally, Dr. Cummins has held the highest office in the profession as the President of the American Risk and Insurance Association.
- “Systemic Risk and the Inter-Connectedness Between Banks and Insurers: An Econometric Analysis,” 2013, Journal of Risk and Insurance, forthcoming. With Hua Chen, Krupa Viswanathan, and Mary A. Weiss.
- “Efficiency, Productivity, and Scale Economies in the U.S. Property-Liability Insurance Industry,” 2013, Journal of Productivity Analysis 39: 141-164. With Xiaoying Xie.
- “CAT Bonds and Other Risk-Linked Securities: Product Design and Evolution of the Market,” 2012, The Geneva Reports: Risk and Insurance Research 5: 39-61.
- “Economies of Scope in Financial Services: DEA Efficiency Analysis of the U.S. Insurance Industry,” 2010, Journal of Banking and Finance 34 (no. 7, July): 1525-1539. With Mary A. Weiss, Xiaoying Xie, and Hongmin Zi.
- “Performance Measurement in the Financial Services Sector: Frontier Efficiency Methodologies and Other Innovative Techniques,” 2010, Journal of Banking and Finance 34 (no. 7, July): 1413-1416. With Rajiv D. Banker and Paul J.M. Klumpes.
- Harold D. Skipper Award for the Best Paper Presented at the Asia-Pacific Risk and Insurance Association Meeting 2012, Seoul, Korea (July). The prize was for the paper by Jiang Cheng, Tzuting Lin, and J. David Cummins, “Organizational Form, Ownership Structure and Top Executive Turnover: Evidence in the Property- Liability Insurance Industry.”
- “Securitization, Insurance, and Reinsurance,” JRI (2009). The Casualty Actuarial Society Prize, 2010, for the Best Feature Article in the Journal of Risk and Insurance in 2009 with applicability to casualty actuarial science.
- “Estimating the Cost of Capital for Property-Liability Insurers,” JRI (2005). The Casualty Actuarial Society Prize, 2006, for the Best Feature Article in the Journal of Risk and Insurance in 2005 with applicability to casualty actuarial science.
- “The Stochastic Dominance of No Fault Automobile Insurance,” JRI (1993). Robert I. Mehr Award, 2003, as one of two articles published in the Journal of Risk and Insurance in 1993 that have best “stood the test of time.”
- “Ownership Structure Changes in the Insurance Industry: An Analysis of Demutualization,” JRI (2003). Best Paper Prize at the Asia-Pacific Risk and Insurance Association meeting (Bangalore, India , July 2001). (One of 3 Best Paper Prizes).
- Actuarial Science 3503/5104 – Loss Models, Part III
- RMI 9001 – Economic Structure of Insurance Markets
- RMI 9003 – Risk Theory
- RMI 9090 – Proseminar in Risk Management and Insurance
Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania
- Insurance 1 – Principles of Insurance, undergraduate
- Insurance 205/805 – Introduction to Risk Management
- Insurance 260 – Statistics and Operations Research for Actuaries
- Insurance 820 – Principles of Insurance, graduate
- Insurance 20 – Life and Health Insurance, undergraduate
- Insurance 821 – Life and Health Insurance, graduate
- Insurance 825 – Property and Liability Insurance, graduate
- Insurance 926 – Property and Liability Insurance Problems, graduate
- Insurance 927 – Risk Management, graduate
- Insurance 932 – Mathematical Risk Theory, graduate
- Insurance 812 – Markets for Pure Risks
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John V. Dormuth is an Assistant Professor of Practice in the Department of Risk, Insurance, and Healthcare Management.
He also serves as the department’s Director of Industry Relations, a newly created role that will foster relationships between the Fox School and professionals in the risk and insurance industries. Additionally, Dormuth will interact with department alumni to strengthen existing relationships and lead other initiatives including major events, marketing and sales, and off-load curriculum.
Dormuth joined the Fox School, his alma mater, in 2016 as an adjunct professor of risk management and insurance. He brings more than 25 years of high-level industry experience, having most recently served for 12 years as Vice President and Principal at McConkey Insurance & Benefits, a firm based in York, Pa.
Dormuth earned his Master of Science in Insurance Management from Boston University. He received his Bachelor of Business Administration from the Fox School, where he studied Risk Management, Insurance, and Accounting.
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Dr. Randy E. Dumm joins the Fox School from Florida State University, where he served as the Hold Professor of Risk and Insurance.
He has published in a number of risk management, insurance, and real estate journals, including the Journal of Risk and Insurance, Risk Management and Insurance Review, Geneva Risk and Insurance Review, the Journal of Real Estate Research and the Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics.
In 2014, he received the Shin Research Excellence Award during the International Insurance Society Seminar in London. Dr. Dumm completed the Fulbright Scholars program at Vienna University of Business and Economics in 2004.
He is a past-president of both the Southern and Western Risk and Insurance Associations, and he was recently elected to the board of directors of the American Risk and Insurance Association.
He earned his PhD in Risk Management and Insurance, with a minor in Finance, from the University of Georgia. He received his MBA in Finance and Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, with a major in Finance, from Shippensburg University.
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Dr. Cameron Ellis joins the Fox School on a non-tenure-track appointment within the Department of Risk, Insurance, & Healthcare Management. He recently completed his doctoral program at the University of Georgia.
His research interests include insurance economics, industrial organization, machine learning, econometrics, and health economics. His current research projects examine the welfare effect of expanding access to secondary markets for life insurance, the role of two-part tariffs as a signaling device in life insurance pricing, and the effect of Medicaid expansion on the individual market for health insurance.
He is a member of the American Risk and Insurance Association, the Southern Risk and Insurance Association, the American Economic Association and the Southern Economics Association.
He earned his PhD in Economics from the University of Georgia. He also studied at Georgia College & State University, where he received his MBA and Bachelor of Science degree —both in Economics and Mathematics.
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Dr. Martin F. Grace joins the Fox School as the Harry A. Cochran Professor of Risk, Insurance, & Healthcare Management.
Most recently, Grace was a Georgia Regents’ Professor and held the James S. Kemper Jr. Professorship in Risk Management. He served as the chair of Georgia State University’s risk management and insurance department. He is the former president of the Risk Theory Society, and serves as an associate editor of the Journal of Risk and Insurance. His research interests include tort reform, catastrophe financing, and industrial organization, regulation, and taxation of the insurance industry.
Over his career, he has published more than 70 professional and scholarly research papers and book chapters, and has consulted with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, various state regulators, and industry associations. He also has testified before the U.S. Congress on the future of insurance regulation as part of the Dodd-Frank Act.
Grace earned his PhD in Economics from the University of Florida, where he also attained his JD and his Master of Arts degree in Economics. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of New Hampshire.
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James D. Harrington, CFA, is an Assistant Professor of Practice in the Department of Risk, Insurance, and Healthcare Management. Harrington joined the Fox School in 2016 as an adjunct professor of insurance and financial planning.
He has more than three decades of experience in risk management, insurance, and investments. His experience encompasses several Fortune 500 Companies, wherein he was responsible for both risk management and insurance and investments. Most recently, Harrington served as an independent investment advisor and consultant with Stone Toro, an RIA firm based in Princeton, N.J.
He attained his Master of Business Administration in Risk Management & Insurance from the University of Georgia, and his Bachelor of Business Administration from The Pennsylvania State University.
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Tim Luedtke is an assistant professor of practice in the Department of Risk, Insurance and Healthcare Management at the Fox School of Business. He is also the founder and CEO of Navigator Benefit Solutions, a consulting firm which helps insurers, employers, healthcare providers, and brokers navigate the complex world of healthcare reform, employee benefits, insurance design with consulting, technical, management and expert witness services.
With over 25 years of experience with leading Fortune 100 insurance and banking organizations, as well as the Big Four auditors, Luedtke has worked in the areas of new business development, investment management, product development, strategic growth, insurance securitizations, life settlements, international, long-term care, and corporate development. He has written and presented on numerous health and employee benefit topics, including captive insurance, comparative effectiveness, consumer-driven healthcare, and pay for performance. Current research and development focuses on helping regulators and carriers address the growing financial threat to today’s long-term care market.
Mr. Luedtke holds a BS in Actuarial Science from the University of Nebraska; is both Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and Chartered Financial Analyst; and holds a Pennsylvania Life and Health Producer License.
Dr. M. Moshe Porat is the former Chairman of the Risk, Insurance and Healthcare Management department.
Prior to his academic work, Dr. Porat served as deputy general manager of Ihud Insurance Group, a large international risk management and insurance firm, and as an economic and financial consultant. Dr. Porat authored several monographs and numerous articles on captives and their use in risk management, self-insurance and other financial topics. He has served as an expert witness and as a consultant to governments and many public and private organizations.
Dr. Porat is a Board Member of the America-Israel Chamber of Commerce, the Pennsylvania Economy League, Mastery Charter Schools, and Committee Chair for the Philadelphia Education Advisory Taskforce Committee of Finance, Resources, and Fiscal Impact. He also served on the Board of Advisers of Samsung Fire and Marine Insurance Company of Korea. He also served on the Board of Directors of United America Indemnity, Ltd. and Penn America Group. Dr. Porat was Chairperson for the Mayor of Philadelphia Transition Committee on the new economy and economic growth for the city and the region.
Dr. Porat holds the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) professional designation and is a member of American Risk and Insurance Association (ARIA), International Insurance Society (IIS), Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS) and the CPCU Society.
Dr. Porat has won several awards for excellence in research and the 1998 Philadelphia Mayor’s Citation for his activities in connection with international programs. The Academy of International Business selected him as the 2001 International Dean of the Year for his leadership and contributions to international business programs and research. He also received the 2002 Adam Smith Leadership Award for Academic Excellence and Educational Leadership by Economics Pennsylvania.
He received his undergraduate degree in economics and statistics (with distinction) from Tel Aviv University. His MBA (magna cum laude) is from the Recanati Graduate School of Management at Tel Aviv University. He completed his doctoral work at Temple University.
Carla Jackie Sampson joins the Fox School on a non-tenure-track appointment within the Department of Risk, Insurance and Healthcare Management. She also will serve as Associate Director of Fox’s Healthcare Management Programs.
She arrives following the completion of her doctoral studies in Public Affairs-Health Services Management and Research at the University of Central Florida. She will defend her dissertation this fall. Her research interests include healthcare workforce policy, social determinants of population health, and anchor mission strategy development.
Previously, Sampson served as the Vice President of CAHME. Her role at CAHME was to assure quality preparation of future healthcare leaders through the management of the accreditation activities. Prior to this, Sampson served in management positions for 14 years in financial services both in her native country of Trinidad and Tobago and in New York City.
She earned an MBA in Healthcare Management and a Master of Science degree in Healthcare Financial Management from the Fox School and was the inaugural Charles P. Hall Scholar. She is board certified in healthcare management since 2011.
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|Research Interests:||Systemic Risk, Insurance Markets, Corporate Governance|
Krupa S. Viswanathan is an Associate Professor in the Risk, Insurance, and Healthcare Management department. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Actuarial Science and Risk Management & Insurance. She is also the Director of the Actuarial Science program and is an Associate of the Society of Actuaries.
Dr. Viswanathan’s research interests include systemic risk analysis, the capital structure of insurers, and crisis management. She also investigates the impact of corporate governance decisions by insurers. Her research has been published in the Journal of Risk and Insurance, North American Actuarial Journal, and Journal of Risk Finance. She received her Ph.D. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
- Chen, H., J.D. Cummins, K.S. Viswanathan and M.A. Weiss, “Systemic Risk and the Inter- Connectedness between the Banks and Insurers: An Econometric Analysis,” Journal of Risk and Insurance, forthcoming.
- Viswanathan, K.S., J. Lemaire, K. Withers, K. Armstrong, A. Baumritter, J. Hershey, M. Pauly, and D.A. Asch, “Adverse Selection in Life Insurance Purchasing, due to the BRCA 1/2 Genetic Test and Elastic Demand,” Journal of Risk and Insurance, 74 (2007): 65-86.
- Viswanathan, K.S., “The Pricing of Insurer Demutualization Initial Public Offerings,” Journal of Risk and Insurance, 73 (2006): 439-468.
- Robert C. Witt Best Paper Award – Journal of Risk and Insurance
- Asia-Pacific Risk and Insurance Association Outstanding Paper Award
- Andrisani-Frank Undergraduate Teaching Award
Fox School of Business, Temple University
- Theory of Interest
- Actuarial Modeling II
- Introduction to Risk Management
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|Research Interests:||Financial services conglomeration, efficiency measurement of insurers, reinsurance, regulation, and underwriting cycles|
Mary A. Weiss, Ph.D. is Deaver Professor of Risk, Insurance, and Healthcare Management at the Fox School of Business and Management of Temple University. She is a Past President of the premier insurance academic organization in the U.S., the American Risk and Insurance Association (ARIA) and the prestigious Risk Theory Society.
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Dr. Weiss is Editor of Risk Management and Insurance Review and a Co-Editor for the Journal of Risk and Insurance. Her research, consisting of over 30 articles, has focused on financial services conglomeration, efficiency measurement of insurers, no-fault automobile insurance, reinsurance, regulation, and underwriting cycles. Her research has appeared in the Journal of Law and Economics, Journal of Business, Management Science, The Journal of Financial Intermediation, The Journal of Risk and Insurance, Journal of Banking and Finance, Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance Theory, and Contingencies. Her articles have received awards from The Journal of Risk and Insurance, the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) and The Journal of Financial Intermediation. Mary has made numerous research presentations at the Annual Meeting of the American Risk and Insurance Association. Her research also has been presented at the National Bureau of Economic Research, the Brookings Institution, the Casualty Actuarial Society, Risk Theory Society, the Financial Management Association, the Western Economic Association, the Competitive Enterprise Institute, the Atlantic Economic Society, the Allied Social Sciences Association, and at conferences sponsored by the Federal Reserve Banks of Atlanta and New York. She obtained her Ph.D. degree at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and has been on the faculty of Temple University since 1986. She was a Visiting Scholar at the Wharton School (2004-2006) and was selected as 2004 Distinguished Huebner Alumnus, Huebner Foundation, Wharton School. She served as a Distinguished Scholar at the NAIC’s Center for Insurance Policy & Research (a think tank) in 2009-2010.
- “Systemic Risk and the US. Insurance Sector,” forthcoming in The Journal of Risk and Insurance, With J. David Cummins.
- “Systemic Risk and the Inter-Connectedness Between Banks and Insurers: An Econometric Analysis,” forthcoming in The Journal of Risk and Insurance. With Hua Chen, J. David Cummins, and Krupa S. Viswanathan.
- “The Pension Option in Labor Insurance and Precautionary Savings: Evidence from Taiwan,” forthcoming in The Journal of Risk and Insurance. With Hua Chen and Wenyen Hsu.
- “The Satellite Insurance Market and Underwriting Cycles,” The Geneva Risk and Insurance Review, 38 (September): 148-127. With Piotr Manikowski.
- “Risk-Based Capital and Firm Risk Taking in Property-Liability Insurance,” Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance: Issues and Practices, Vol. 38, April 2013, 274-307. With Jiang Cheng.
- “The Role of RBC, Hurricane Exposure, Bond Portfolio Duration, and Macroeconomic and Industry-wide Factors in Property-Liability Insolvency Prediction,” The Journal of Risk and Insurance, Vol. 79 (3), September 2012, 723-750. With Jiang Cheng.
- “Cyclicality or Volatility, The Satellite Insurance Market,” Space Policy, Vol 28 (3), August 2012, 192-198.
- “Characteristics of U.S. Self-Insurers for Workers’ Compensation Losses,” Journal of Insurance Regulation, V 30 (Winter 2011), 139-170. With Musheng Chang.
- “Capital Structure in the Property-Liability Insurance Industry: Tests of the Tradeoff and Pecking Order Theories,” Journal of Insurance Issues, 35 (1), 2012, 1-43. With Jiang Cheng.
- “The Effects of Regulated Premium Subsidies on Insurance Costs: An Empirical Analysis of Automobile Insurance,” The Journal of Risk and Insurance, Vol. 77, No. 3, September 2010, 597-624. With Laureen Regan and Sharon Tennyson.
- “Economies of Scope in Financial Services: A DEA Efficiency Analysis of the US Insurance Industry,” Journal of Banking & Finance, Vol. 34, No. 7, July 2010, 1525-1539. With J.D. Cummins, Xiaoying Xie, and Hongmin Zi.
- “Securitization, Insurance and Reinsurance,” The Journal of Risk and Insurance, Vol. 76, No. 3, September 2009, 493-545. With J. D. Cummins.
- “Introduction to Symposium “U.S. Insurance Regulation: What Have We Learned, Where Do We Go,” Journal of Insurance Regulation, Vol. 28, No. 1, Fall 2009, 19-24. With Terri Vaughan.
- Included in Who’s Who in America, 2013
- Visiting Scholar, National Cheng-Chi University, Taipei, Taiwan, June 15-June 22, 2012.
- President, Risk Theory Society, April 2012 – April 2013
- Distinguished Scholar, National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), July 1, 2009 – June 30, 2010.
- President, American Risk and Insurance Association, Aug. 2007 – Aug. 2008.
- President-Elect, American Risk and Insurance Association, Aug. 2006 – Aug. 2007.
- Vice-President, American Risk and Insurance Association, Aug. 2005 – Aug. 2006.
- 2004 Robert I. Mehr Award for “The Stochastic Dominance of No-Fault Automobile Insurance,” for article published in The Journal of Risk and Insurance ten years ago that has best stood the test of time. (JRI’s most prestigious award.) (With J.D. Cummins)
Temple University, Fox School of Business and Management
- Risk Financing (Undergraduate)
- Derivatives Markets (Masters and undergraduate)
- Principles of Micro and Macro Economics for Actuaries, (Masters and undergraduate)
- Principles of Corporate Finance for Actuaries, (Masters and undergraduate)
- Advanced Risk Management and International Insurance (MBA and undergraduate)
- Doctoral Seminar Course in Property & Liability Insurance Markets
- Risk Management, (undergraduate)
- International Risk Management and Insurance (MBA)
- International Business Risk Management (MBA)
- Employee Benefits, (undergraduate)
- Insurance Company Finances and Operations, (MBA and undergraduate)
- Actuarial Applications in Risk Management and Insurance, (MBA and undergraduate)
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Professor Wilkins joined the Fox faculty in the Fall of 2013. In 2010-2011, she was an Adjunct Professor at the Drexel University Law School in Philadelphia. Professor Wilkins’ more than two decades of insurance industry experience include various roles with property casualty carriers including ACE American Insurance Company and State Farm. As an Assistant General Counsel for the AAA Mid-Atlantic Insurance Group, she was responsible for providing legal advice to all of the carrier’s business units. She has considerable expertise in the areas of insurance contracts, litigation management, insurance regulations, complex claims handling and corporate training.
Her honors include the 2014 Gamma Iota Sigma Outstanding Teacher Award; the 2014 Crystal Apple Teaching Award from the Fox School of Business and the 2013 Outstanding Educator Award from the Insurance Society of Philadelphia.
Professor Wilkins earned her Juris Doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Prior to attending Penn Law, she received her undergraduate degree cum laude from the American University in Washington, D.C. She continued her professional education by obtaining her Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation. She is certified by the Society of Insurance Trainers and Educators as an Insurance Training Professional (ITP).
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Jeffrey Zheng is an Assistant Professor of Practice in the Department of Risk, Insurance, and Healthcare Management. He also serves as Associate Director of the school’s Actuarial Science Program.
Zheng joins the Fox School from the University of Notre Dame, where he had taught courses on applied financial economics, loss models, and actuarial science since 2015. He is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society.
Zheng earned a Master’s in Education from Harvard University and a Master’s in Accounting from the University of Michigan. He also received a Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Math and Economics from the University of Michigan.
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|Research Interests:||Market Competition; Quality, Long-term Healthcare|
Jacqueline S. Zinn, Ph.D. has been co-editor in chief of the journal HSR: Health Services Research since 2010. She received her MBA from the Fox School of Business and Management in 1978 and her doctorate degree from the Wharton School in 1990. She is currently a professor in the Fox School’s Department of Risk, Insurance and Healthcare Management. Prior to obtaining her doctorate degree, Dr. Zinn was a planner and administrator at Temple University and the University of Pennsylvania Health Systems.
Dr. Zinn has over 80 articles published in peer-reviewed journals and over 100 research presentations at national conferences. She is a nationally recognize authority on quality and access in long term care services. She is a 1996 recipient of the Thompson Prize for Young Investigators from the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA). Recently, Dr. Zinn was co-principal investigator on a five year NIH-funded study of nursing home response to public release of quality of care information.
Dr. Zinn is a past chair of the Healthcare Management Division of the Academy of Management. She is currently on the board of the Inglis Foundation and a former member of the accreditation council for the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education, and a current member of the AUPHA Finance Committee.
- Zinn, J.S., Weimer, D.L., Spector, W. and Mukamel, D.B. 2010. Factors influencing nursing home response to quality measure publication: A resource dependence perspective. Health Care Management Review 35(3): 258-65.
- Mukamel, D. Spector, W., Zinn, J., Weimer, D. and Ahn, R. 2010. Changes in clinical and hotel expenditures following publication of the nursing home compare report card. Medical Care 48 (10): 869=874.
- Al-Amin, M; Zinn, J.; Rosko, M. ; & Aaronson, W. Specialty Hospitals Market Proliferation: Strategic Implications for General Hospitals. Health Care Management Review, 2010, October – November 194-210.
- Rahman, M., Zinn, J. and Mor, V. 2013. The Impact of Hospital-Based Skilled Nursing Facility Closures on Rehospitalizations. HSR, 48(2):499-518.
- Rahman, M., Grabowski, D., Zinn, J., Foster, A. and Mor, V. 2013. Effect of Hospital-SNF Linkages on Re-Hospitalization. HSR, 48(6): 1898-1919.
- 2010 Musser Award for research, Fox School of Business, Temple University
- 4/01/02-3/31/05. Investigator, State Policies and Nursing Home Hospitalizations. project funded by the National Institute on Aging Principal Investigator: Vincent Mor, Brown University.
- 5/1/04-4/30/11. Co-Investigator, Nursing Homes Response to Quality Indicators’ Publication, . project funded by the National Institute on Aging Principal Investigator: Dana Makumel, University of Rochester.
Fox School of Business, Temple University
- HM 5101 Health System Development and Organization
- HM 3501 Introduction to Health Care Systems
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Professor Zuckerman’s recent practice articles about the use of a captive insurance company as a driver for Enterprise Risk Management include:
Professor M. Michael Zuckerman, JD, MBA, ACI rejoins the Fox School full-time from Aon Risk Services, where he most recently served as Managing Director and Northeast Regional Health Care Practice Leader. Professor Zuckerman’s more than two decades of industry experience include executive positions at Thomas Jefferson University, Willis, Marsh and Temple University Health System.
At the Fox School, Professor Zuckerman has served as an adjunct or assistant professor since 1987. In his prior years as an Assistant Professor from 1997-2000, he redesigned the Global Corporate Risk Management undergraduate capstone and developed the Health Care Risk Management course for the MBA in Health Sector Management. Professor Zuckerman also directed Fox’s Risk Management and Insurance Certificate Program; developed the Risk Manager in Residence Program with RIMS; and created and taught in a certificate program for Marsh client executives.
His honors include the 2017 “Faculty of the Year” honors for teaching in the Temple University Fox School of Business Master of Science Actuarial Science program, 2016-17 Gamma Iota Sigma, Sigma Chapter Outstanding Teacher Award, Fox School’s 2010 H. Wayne Snider Distinguished Alumni Award and the 2010 Outstanding Educator Award from the Insurance Society of Philadelphia. He earned his BBA and MBA from Temple and his JD from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago.
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